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Pafle 10 Freeport (III.) Journal-Standard, Tuesday, July 15, 1975 Bowie's Job Is Safe — For Now By MILTON RICHMAN UPI Sports Editor MILWAUKEE (UPI) - Bowie Kuhn can relax. He was a little worried there' for a minute or so, and maybe he had good reason to be, but come this Wednesday, after the All-Star Game is finished, there will be the earth-rattling announcement he has been reelected baseball commissioner. Charlie Finley will not be among those cheering the news. Maybe Bowie Kuhn won't be either when it's all over. He'll win the war, but not before losing one mighty important battle. A battle over money. The commissioner, you see. has noticed prices going up lately. Like so many others, he feels he Horseshoe Leagues City League' Last week's results: Helsley Supply 6, Micro No. Two 0; Micro No. Three 6,26 Club 0; Micro No. One 6, Doug's Barber Shop 0; Wardrobe Cleaners 6, Newell 0; Boeke Construction 6, Third Ward Tavern No. Two 0- Peck's News Stand 6, Third Ward Tavern No. One 0; Schneider's Oil 5, Intercity Box 1; Dickman's Farm Service 4, Carter's Corner 2; Ron's Service 4, Moose Club 2. Tonight's schedule: Micro No. Three vs Boeke Construction; Micro No. One vs Moose Club; Peck's News Stand vs. Micro No. One; Newell vs. Intercity Box; Third Ward Tavern No. One vs. 26 Club; Dickman's Farm Service vs. Schneider's Oil- Third Ward Tavern No. Two vs. Doug's Barber Shop; Carter's Corner vs. Wardrobe Cleaners; Ron's Service vs. Highlander Lounge. League Standings W Schneider's Oil 54 Micro No. Three ......50 Helsley Supply [^43 Boeke Construction 47 Wardrobe Cleaners 44 Micro No. One.. 38 Highlander Lounge 38 Ron's Service 36 Moose Club 33 Dickman's Farm Service 31 Micro No. Two 29 Third Ward Tavern No. One 26 Carter's Corner 25 Intercity Box 24 Peck's News Stand 22 Doug's Barber Shop 17 Third Ward Tavern No. Two 17 26 Club 12 Newell 9 L 6 10 12 13 16 22 22 24 27 29 31 34 35 36 38 43 43 48 51 should be paid more. Now that's where he figures to have some trouble. Put another way, the owners aren't about to give him any raise. Some ojf them feel he's overpaid now. Kuhn's present contract as commissioner, calling for $150,000 a year plus a liberal expense account, expires next February and, if it was up to Charlie Finley. that contract would not be renewed. The. Oakland owner isn't alone in that feeling. Kuhn knows he doesn't exactly have the unqualified endorsement of the Orioles, Yankees, Padres and Mets either, but luckily for him, it takes four votes in either league to unseat him and in the end, the A's and Orioles may be the only clubs which won't swing over and vote for him in any case. Baseball owners change their minds a Jot. Charlie Finley is one of the few who doesn't. He certainly is the most imaginative owner, quite possibly the smartest one. In his own unique way, he has done as much, if not more, for baseball than any other owner. If Pele is said to help soccer by the publicity he gets, and that is absolutely true, then what would you say about Charlie Finley's contribution to baseball? Anyway, Kuhn comes up for re-election with two big factors in his favorT one of them being that lucrative $96 million contract the 24 major league clubs signed with television not so far back and the other being the lack of anybody in the wings considered suitable to replace him. No matter how lukewarm they are over Kuhn, none of the owners seem to have any one candidate in mind they'd push to become the new commissioner. Many of them apparently feel the same way as Chicago-White Sox owner John.Allyn, who when asked what he thought of Kuhn recently, said, "He's better than nothing." Allyn subsequently tried explaining he didn't mean what he said in specifically that context, but he had gotten the message across. Of some possible significance there is that none of the other owners jumped in to challenge Allyn and champion Kuhn. "Everytime we go into a meeting and talk about the possibility of a new commissioner, somebody says 'well, gentlemen, 'do we have any candi-' dates?' and there's never any answer." reveals another American League owner. What all this comes down to is that Bowie Kuhn will stay on as commissioner the same way many of our other electees remain in office once they get in it, by default. Maybe you noticed the other day where Gerald Ford announced he was going to be a candidate for re-election? Bowie Kuhn did the same thing, only he did it some time ago, and not so loudly. He was a little more .subtle about it. Nonetheless, he campaigned for the job, and Wednesday he'll be of- fically told he's going to stay on it. That's when Bowie Kuhn is going to throw his shoulders back and tell the owners he thinks he should have more money. In turn, they're going to tell him, there is no more, he's going to have to make do, sacrifice a bit and Work for the same $150,000 a year he has been the past seven years. If the commissioner persists, the owners will put it to him quite plainly. Take it or leave it. Bowie Kuhn will then make his decision. For the good of baseball, of course. Elks Legion Team Bounced From District Church League Last week's results: Faith United Methodist 5, Freeport Mennonite 1; Zion 4, St -Joseph's 2; First United Methodist 3, Park Hills Evangelical 3. Thursday's schedule: Park Hills Evangelical vs. Freeport Mennonite; Zion vs. Faith United Methodist; St. Joseph's vs. First United Methodist. League Standings W Park Hills Evangelical .„, 27 First United Methodist .'...17 St. Joseph's...' 17 Faith United Methodist 15 Zion 13 Freeport Mennonite 11 L 6 16 13 18 21 25 Eagles Down Bankers Twice Bob Shower and Dale Timpe pro- . vided solid pitching and Joe Staver pounded out two hits in each game as Eagles Club won a 5-1, 5-2 doubleheader from State Bank in City League softball action at Read Park Monday night. Staver knocked in three runs in the first game to support Tinipe's six-hit pitching, and Mickey Maves plated three runs in the second game to back Shower's five-hitter. Jerry Peterson was saddled with both losses despite yielding just nine hits in the doubleheader. Denny Parker had two hits for the Bankers in the first game and Dave Krumrei had two in the second. Hole-In-One For Steve Brei ' Steve Brei registered a hole-in-one on the 125-yard, par three 10th hole on the east course at Park Hills Monday. Brei, playing in the company of Russell Eichmeier and Alvin Olson, used a nine iron for his ace. MOUNT MORRIS-After pounding Savanna 13-2 in a game halted after five innings by the 10-run rule, Freeport's Elks Legion baseball team was eliminated from the District 13 Legion tournament by two successive losses to Mount Morris here over the weekend. Mount Morris' legionnaires were checked on four hits by Dean Wardlow in Saturday's game but capitalized on seven walks and three Elks errors in a 6-2 victory. On Sunday Mount Morris combed Dick Roddewig for 12 hits in less than four innings and breezed to an 8-3 triumph. Dave Fehr was the key man in the Elks' victory over Savanna, their only bright spot in the tournament: Fehr surrendered three hits and struck out eight in five innings of work and also made significant contributions with the bat, clubbing three hits and-scoring three runs. Mike Kellner and Bob Dahms had two hits apiece for the Elks. „,..,". Freeport got 10 hits off Mount Morris' Donn Claussen in Saturday's . game, including three by Ron Highland and two each by Kellner and Ed Corran. But the hits were not exactly timely, inasmuch as they resulted in only two runs. It was Mount Morris which did the heavy hitting Sunday. Pat Goley had three hits and Mike Messer, Claussen and Jim Truckenbrod added two each as the hosts put the game away early with seven runs in the first two in- Youth Baseball Peewee League Knights of Columbus 21, Carman Construction 13 Continental League Lions Club 6, Wagner Printing 0 Associated Electronics 3, Police Dept 2 Little League Kiwanis 5, Rawleigh 2 Pony League Team No. Eight 17, Kelly-Springfield 5 Colt League ' Mechanical, Inc., 6, Eagles Club 5 Knicks Win Seventh Straight At Highland RanHv Win/>lr es»/\r>iw4 <M *vni«4r, „„,! - ... Wieck scored 34 points and four of his teammates surpassed the 20-point mark as the Knicks remained unbeaten and set a single game scoring record in a 150-79 victory over the Son- ics in the Highland College summer basketball league Sunday night. Jim Gorski, Randy Hawley, Ken Hillmer and Ralph Sager each scored 26 points for the Knicks, while Jim Bauch of the Sonics took game honors with 36 points. In Sunday's other games, the shorthanded Lakers, getting a league-season high 44 points from Pete Valaika, buried the Hawks 102-79, and the Cavaliers, with five players in double figures, outlasted the Bulls 102-96. KNICKS (ISO) - Weick 17-0-34; Gorski 130-26; Hawley 13-0-26; Hillmer 13-0-26; Sager 13-0-26; Ross 5-0-10. Totals 75-0-150 SONICS (79) - Bauch 18-0-36; C. Mclntyre 4-0-8; G. Mclntyre 0-0-0; Scibona 5-1-11; Brill 2-0-4; Floe 6-0-12; Corva 4-0-8 Totals 39-1-79. LAKERS (192) - Valaika 22-0-44; Kornfeind 14-0-28; Korth 9-0-18; Westaby6-0- 12. Totals 51-0-102. HAWKS (79) - Johnson 0-0-0; Dahms 2-04; Diddens 10-0-20; Allen 3-0-6; Harbach 7-0- 14; Leitzen 9-0-18; Deininger 3-1-7: LueaeK- ing 5-0-10. Totals 39-1-79. CAVALIERS (182) - B. Benning 6-1-13; Goeke* 10-0-20; Andrews 9-0-18; D. Benning 9-1-19; Fehr 1-0-2; Meinert 3-0-6; Mills 1-0-2; Weiand 11-0-22. Totals 50-2-102. BULLS (96) - R. Pease 9-0-18; S. Pease 90-18; R. Shank 11-0-22; D. Shank 12-0-24; Turner 7-0-14. Totals 48-0-96. nings. The Elks managed just five hits off Brad Claussen, who walked seven and struck out six. Next up for Freeport is a Sunday doubleheader at Guilford. Mqunt Morris journeys to Krape Park Saturday to compete in the District 1% finals against the Rock Falls and Freeport subdistrict winners. The district champion moves on to Dixon for the sectional tournament which begins July 26. FAST Swims i Past Sterling FAST, the Freeport Park District- sponsored AAU swim team, -swept to its third straight victory of the summer season Saturday with a 302-123 win over Sterling in the losers' Lawrence Pool. FAST had 28 first-place finishes in the meet, including three each by Tom Hartog, Diane Ballard, Todd'Mercier and Jennifer Doden. First-place finishers were: 8-and-under girls: Angela Blask, 50-meter backstroke, 50-meter breaststroke. 8-and-under boys: Matt Chenoweth, 50- meter freestyle, 50-meter backstroke. 9-10 girls: Gina Berry, 50-meter freestyle; Jodie James, 200-meter individual medley, 50-meter breaststroke; Jill McKeever, 50- meter backstroke, 50-meter butterfly. 9-10 boys: David Jinkins, 50-meter butterfly. 11-12 girls: Jennifer Doden, 50-meter freestyle, ^OO-meter IM, 50-meter butterfly. 11-12 boys: Todd Mercier, 50-meter freestyle, 50-metet backstroke, 200-nieter IM; Mike Ballard, 50-meter butterfly. 13-and-over girls: Diane Ballard, 50-meter freestyle, 200-meter IM, 100-meter freestyle; .Nancy Andregg, 100-meter breaststroke; Debbie Hasse, 50-meter butterfly; Alicia Blask, 100-meter backstroke. 13-and-over boys: Tom Hartog, 200-meter IM, 50-meter butterfly, 100-meter backstroke; Larry Dornink, 50-meter freestyle, 100-meter freestyle. Finally A 'Positive' Report On Braves ATLANTA (UPI) - The Atlanta Braves have been complaining about "negative" reporting, so here's a positive report on the Braves. The Braves lead the major leagues in the number of lost fans compared with a year ago. Going into the All-Star break, after 41 home playing dates, the Braves had drawn 347,837 paid, an average of just under 8,500 per game. Through the same number of games last year, the Braves drew 585,183. That's a drop, of 238,346 - and no other major league club can make that claim... ACROSS 1 Dandy 4 Whip 8 Ball of thread 12 Mountain on Crete 13 Spend it in Rome 34 Feed the kitty 35 Inquires 36 Reo and Edsel 37 Garnish for salads iO Spanish river 14 French river 41 Thin 15 West Indian island 17 Musical pause 18 Choir section 19 Tom or Carolyn 20 Cupolas 22 John, in Madrid 24 Below (Naut.) 25 A puffbird 29 Eskimo knife 30 Vital organs 31 Canadian prov. 33 Cook over coals By Eugene Sheffer 50 Thrash 9 Charge > 51 Curve of against ship's property planking 10 Being ' DOWN 11 Moistens 1 White lie 16 Blossomed 2 Harem 19 Pokes room 20 Smear" 3 A lover 21 Bulging jar 4 Apartments 22 Ancient 5 Italian Roman deity resort 23 Impel 6 Spanish 25 Male deer ,gold 26 Twists 7 A fuel 27 Preposition 8 A long cigar 28 Indians 30 Minus 33 Vessel of. . rushes 34 Subtle emanation 36 Religious superior 37 Mollusk 38 Chest sound 39 Grafted (Her.) 40 Silkworm 42 Cut the hair 43 Pub drink 44 Electrified particle Answer to yesterday's puzzle. 45 Weep 42 Uncivilized 46 Adenauer: -Der—" 47 Medley 48 High hill 19 Satisfy Avg. solution time: 24 min. 12 15 24 IB 35 13 25 50 2S 19 36 n 26 34 31 51 27 44 28 N J E F CRYPTOQUIP Q E J Y Y F Y . 7-15 K F L Q S P N KSEFP NKLEFQ ; : Yesterday's Cryptoquip — SHE CALLS HER CUTE UM-< BRELLA A BUMBERSHOOT. (© 1975 Hint Features Syndicate, Inc.) Today's Cryptoquip clue: J equals I , Bridge By ALFRED SHEINWOLD This week is devoted to the throw-in play. You throw an opponent into the lead at a time when any return will be favorable. This maneuver may protect you against a bad break in a key suit. South denier ' North-South vulnerable NORTH 4 QJ72 .' V KJ7 0 A6 * A K 8 6 WEST EAST 4 K63 45. T 9 8 5 4 V Q 106 2 0 QJ 1054 0 K982 * 4 * J 1075 SOUTH 4 A K 1094 <3 A3 073 ••-..: + Q93 2 South I * 4 * 5 9 6 O West Pass Pass Pass Pass North 3 * 4 NT. 5 NT 6 4 East Pass Pass Pass All Pass Opening lead — O 0 1975 CYCLE SHOP 25 West Stephenson On The Plaza 232-2368 . F W fi A Follis Bicycles . L —Trode-lnt Acc«pt«d— Complete Service On All Make Bicycles Lowest Service Rates In Freeport! DEMONSTRATOR SALE SAVE HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS NOW! ELKS CLUB 608 W. Stephenson St. Freeport, III. Yes, we are handling Bicentennial Flags — But, no, we have not received them — Sorry! Our next shipment has been promised for the middle of August. Please continue sending us your orders. They will be filled as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience. 1975 MERCURY COMET 4-DOOR No. C-803. A gorgeous Tan Glamour in color accented with a dark brown vinyl roof. The interior is handsomely styled with tan colored cloth and vinyl. Equipped with 250 cu. in. 6-Cyl. engine, Merc-O-Matic, radio, tinted gbss, color-keyed deluxe wheel covers, power steering, air conditioning, body side moulding!, left hand remote control mirror, radial whitewalls, front and rear bumper guards. Don't pass up the'opportunity to own this outstanding low mileage automobile at a great savings. . HURRY—It's ONE-OF-A-KIND!! MYERS FORD SALES We Make Friends With Sales - We Keep Friends With Service "In /'/,<< // 1 1 E. Douglas St. I'K'CfjOt t " Phone 233-6161 Ann Landers The average declarer takes the first . diamond, draws trumps, and cashes two top clubs. On discovering the bad >club break, he would take the ace of.'/ hearts and try a finesse with dummy's ! ! jack of hearts. The finesse would lose, and the opponents would cash a diamond to defeat the contract. Since you are not the average declarer you want a better line of play. You can make the slam by forcing the opponents to help you. ' " Not Needed The heart finesse is not needed. After drawing three rounds of trumps you cash dummy's ace of clubs. Then you take the two high hearts and ruff a heart. Now lead a diamond and let the opponents struggle over the trick. A heart or diamond return allows you to ruff in dummy and discard a club from your hand. As the cards lie, East might win the diamond and return the jack of clubs. You would let this ride around to dummy's king, discovering the bad break from West's discard. But then you can lead a club from dummy and win a finesse with the nine of clubs. DAILY QUESTION Partner opens with one spade, and the next player doubles for a takeout. You hold: S- 5; H- Q 10 6 2; D- K 9 8 2; • C- J 10 7 5. What do you say? ANSWER: Pass. You are not happy with the spades, and you might bid one notrump if you were sure that the next player intended to pass, but it is poor policy to run before you are in trouble. Us Angeles Times 'Mad Hungarian' Honored SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) - Relief specialist Al Hrabosky of the St. Louis Cardinals was named National League Player of the Week Tuesday by League President Chub Feeney. Hrabosky appeared in four games during the week, winning two against the. Los Angeles Dodgers and also picking up his 14th save of the campaign. This tied him with Milwaukee's Tom Murphy for the major league lead. Answers Your Questions Dear Ann Landers: I am a woman 33 years of ;age. My, husband is 36. We both love children very much. I had a •hysterectomy last year which means I will never be able to bear a child. My husband is in perfect health, very handsome and would make a wonderful father. We are not wealthy, but we do have some stocks, bonds and a nice savings account. My husband and I would pay a woman $10,000 to have his child, provided she .promised to keep it a secret and relinquish all rights. Together, we. would select the candidate. She would stay in our home as a "guest" until she became pregnant. The woman would then be provided for in a nearby city where she could work, if she chose, but ..all her living expenses would be paid by us. When she gave birth, we would pay all bills, take the child from the hospital and buy the woman a ticket to any city in the continental United States with the understanding that she would never return. Are we crazy to want a child who has the genes of at least one of us? Cou.ld it work? Should we run a blind ad in the newspaper? Would you be willing to serve as the intermediary? -HOPING Dear H.: I would not presume to comment on whether or not you are crazy, but the normal adoption procedure is the course rational people would .take. I suppose your wild idea could work;.in.fact, I'm sure it has... someplace... at some time. Nothing is so bizarre but that someone has done it- Don't run any ads. You will be besieged by hundreds of weirdos, oddballs, dingbats and wingy dames. As for me serving as "intermediary" - thanks a lot, but no thanks. * * * Dear Ann Landers: What advice can you give a gal, 28, single, not beautiful, but witty? (Please forgive the bragging.) To make up for my lack of beauty I find myself trying too hard to be the life of the party. I often feel that I'm pressing to please others. The next day I'm unhappy with myself. Is there any cure for this? 1 -ZELDA Dear Z.: A problem recognized is half solved. •Here's a quote from Pete Hamill, a' splendid journalist who says it better .than I could: "I realized early that one central reason for my change was that I didn't want to be on anymore. I had spent too many nights entertaining other people ' - doing numbers on myself that led only to sweet, bitter afternoons of remorse. I wanted to live a life'- not a performance." ; Beautifully said, Pete. * * * . Dear Ann Landers: Why would a man who is "over the hill" (and I mean completely impotent) talk about nothing but sex whenever we are out in company? He doesn't know any clean jokes. Only dirty ones. Of course I am describing my husband. Sometimes I get so embarrassed I'd like to drop through the floor: P.S. He doesn't drink. What's the matter with him? -TOMATO FACE Dear Face: Talk can be a substitute for performance - and hopefully for the talker, a smoke screen. 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